Tag Archives: goats cheese

Goats Cheese and Pesto Scrambled Eggs

Goats Cheese and Pesto Scrambled Eggs
Goats Cheese and Pesto Scrambled Eggs
Delicious Goats Cheese and Pesto Scrambled Eggs
Delicious Goats Cheese and Pesto Scrambled Eggs

Do you love eggs but feel things are getting monotonous? Do you look at your scrambled eggs and secretly long for something saucy with a bit of bite? Do you ultimately feel you need to shake up your relationship with breakfast? I have just the thing for you… These amazing scrambled eggs with goats cheese and pesto!

The idea is my sister’s, she has been making this breakfast for some time. She casually mentioned a few weeks ago that he favourite way to eat her scrambled eggs is the goats cheese and pesto… It was quite the revelation. I never even thought of pimping up my eggs like that before, I usually lob a bit of salmon or bacon on top of mine and call it a day. I never thought of putting stuff like this in the actual eggs. All of a sudden my previous eggy breakfast choices felt very vanilla. I decided to make this dish asap, and it was everything I hoped for and more. So stupidly easy to make, but so delicious.

If you are looking at this and feel even the slightest curiosity, please go make this immediately. It would also make a nice little quick post-work dinner. You could of course use tomato pesto, but I think the basil is pretty incredible so recommend trying that. All this needs is a few good quality ingredients (no sliced pan thanks very much) and you’ll have a yummy breakfast in 5 minutes. Easy.

A Few Good Ingredients Makes All The Difference
A Few Good Ingredients Makes All The Difference

Ingredients (Serves 1):

2 eggs

1 knob butter

1 splash milk

50g goats cheese (about 2 tablespoons)

1 heaped teaspoon pesto

Salt & pepper

A few basil leaves (optional)

1 slice bread

  1. Toast bread and butter generously.
  2. Crack the eggs into a pot, and add in the milk, butter, goats cheese, a pinch of salt and a crack of pepper. Put the pot on a medium heat and stir with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  3. After a minute or two add in the pesto and keep stirring. Take off the heat just before it looks done, as they will keep cooking in their own heat after you take them off (and you want them silky, not rubbery).
  4. Serve on your hot toast and crumble over and leftover goats cheese on top. If you have any basil leaves, you can throw them on top as a garnish.
Eggs, Butter, Milk and Cheese - All Thrown Into the Pot
Eggs, Butter, Milk and Cheese – All Thrown Into the Pot
Take Off The Heat A Minute Before It's Done
Take Off The Heat A Minute Before It’s Done
Pesto and Goats Cheese Scrambled Eggs - A Beautiful Brunch
Pesto and Goats Cheese Scrambled Eggs – A Beautiful Brunch

Black Pudding, Goats Cheese and Caramelised Onion Savoury Crepe

Black Pudding, Goats Cheese and Caramelised Onion Crepe
Black Pudding, Goats Cheese and Caramelised Onion Crepe
Delicious Savoury Crepe
Delicious Savoury Crepe
Hot From The Pan
Hot From The Pan

When on holidays in France recently we fell in love with a charming old village called Eze. Eze is a stunning medieval village that is perched right up the top of a mountain that looks down over the Cote d’Azur. After spending a morning swimming on the beach at the foot of the mountain, we decided to pay the medieval village a visit ย ended up spending a few hours here exploring the old streets and climbed up to the Jardin Exotique Panorama at the very top.

While exploring Eze I came across a crepe stand that got me really excited, all kinds of delicious crepes on offer. Unfortunately as no-one else was getting one, I decided to get a homemade lemonade instead and went on my merry way. However, for the rest of the holiday I felt quite cheated that I went to France and didn’t even get a crepe! On returning to Ireland I decided to make a savoury crepe for my lunch one day, but decided to used very Irish ingredients in the filling instead of the classic French ones that were on offer in France. So black pudding, goats cheese, caramelised onions and apple relish feature in my crepe. While very un-French, they are very delicious!

Tiny Little Crepe Stall in Eze, France
Tiny Little Crepe Stall in Eze, France
Traditional Crepe Hot Plates
Traditional Crepe Hot Plates
Leaving With No More Than A Lemonade
Leaving With No More Than A Lemonade
Exploring The Streets of Eze
Exploring The Streets of Eze
Hanging Out With The Goddesses of Eze
Hanging Out With The Goddesses of Eze
The Goddess Margot Looking Out Over the Cote d'Azur
The Goddess Margot Looking Out Over the Cote d’Azur
Finishing Off The Day With A Swim At Eze Beach
Finishing Off The Day With A Swim At Eze Beach

Ingredients:

1 ring of Clonakilty Blackpudding

100g soft goats cheese (Ardsallagh is my favourite)

Apple relish (you can use tomato relish, or leave this out altogether as the caramelised onions are sweet enough)

For Buckwheat Crepes:

100g buckwheat flour

250ml-300ml water

1 pinch salt

Caramelised Onions:

2 red onions

1 heaped tablespoon brown sugar

1 large glug of balsamic vinegar (I used Llewellyn’s Apple Balsamic Vinegar)

1. ย Stir the water into the flour and salt until mixed through and put in the fridge for an hour or two, or overnight.

2. For the caramelised onions finely slice the onions into rings and cook in a frying pan with some olive oil until soft. Then add the sugar and balsamic vinegar and stir until reduced. Set aside.

3. Slice your black pudding and frying in a little oil for a minute on each side, then set aside. I broke up the black pudding a little with the back of a wooden spoon so that I would have lots of little bites of pudding rather than full discs.

4. Pour a ladle of your crepe batter on to a lightly buttered fying panover a medium high heat. Fry for a minute each side, when done set down on to your plate. Spread a small teaspoon of apple relish over the crepe, then a heaped tablespoon of caramelised onions, then break a few pieces of goats cheese and blackpudding over the top. Fold in a quarter, or just half if there’s too much filling! Eat straight away.

Black Pudding, Goats Cheese & Caramelised Onion Savoury Crepe
Black Pudding, Goats Cheese & Caramelised Onion Savoury Crepe
Delicious Black Pudding Crepe
Delicious Black Pudding Crepe